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La Liga again has to move matches slated for Friday and Monday

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

Madrid, Spain   /   Thu, September 17, 2020   /   11:15 am
La Liga again has to move matches slated for Friday and Monday La Liga, which is engaged in a legal battle over when it can play, on Wednesday said it was rearranging games it had scheduled for this Friday and next Monday. (laliga.es/laliga.es)

La Liga, which is engaged in a legal battle over when it can play, on Wednesday said it was rearranging games it had scheduled for this Friday and next Monday.

As before the opening round of games, La Liga has changed matches late in the week. 

It is in a long-running dispute with the Spanish football federation (RFEF) which insists it is in charge of the calendar and has ordered La Liga to play at weekends only this season.

Speaking at the launch of La Liga's sticker collection on Wednesday, Tebas said La Liga had asked for interventions from the financial court and the national sports council to play on Fridays and Mondays. 

"We haven't received a reply, so it's Wednesday and we have to set up the Saturday and Sunday schedules," Tebas said.

La Liga released a revised schedule for its second round. Getafe-Osasuna, originally scheduled for Friday at 21:00 (1900 GMT), will be on Saturday at 18:30. Betis-Valladolid, scheduled for Monday at 21:00, has been moved to Sunday at 18:30. 

Tebas said he was confident the financial court would issue a ruling before the third round of league matches. 

The dispute has been running for more than a year, although the RFEF agreed to Friday matches last season.  

The RFEF says Friday and Monday games are bad for fans who would, under normal conditions, attend games. La Liga wants to offer more slots to broadcasters. 

The RFEF has said it would be willing to authorize matches on Monday and Friday in exchange for financial compensation.